bwt'

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Middle Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bactrian Βοδδο (Boddo), Βουδο (Boudo, Buddha) or Sogdian bwt (but, Buddha), from Indo-Aryan. Compare Manichaean Middle Persian bwt (but).

Noun[edit]

bwt' (but)

  1. Buddha
  2. idol
    • Āyātgār i Žāmāspīk (VIII;51), cited in [1]
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      (...) martomān i-š andar bavēnd, kirrōk (u) nēzūmān u bārīk vēnišn ēstāt bavēnd, but paristēnd; ka mīrēnd druvand hēnd.
      (...) its people artisan and skilful and discerning(?); they worship the idol and they are sinful in other world.

Descendants[edit]

  • Persian: بت (bot, idol)

References[edit]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “but”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 20